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15 - 19 July

Julien Mignot

PORTRAIT: A SENSITIVE APPROACH

15 July - 19 July

Individual financing rate: 780 euros

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Fabrice Courthial & Loïc Colomb
stage@rencontres-arles.com
+33(0)490 967 60

This course will focus on portraiture as a pretext to explore sensibilities—the starting point for developing a gaze and a personal style.

After discussing each participant’s work and experimenting with various light sources and distances, Julien Mignot will help them complete a personal project. The aim is to create a singular group of photographs one step at a time.

The course will stress introspective aspects. Listening and sharing will help identify what characterizes the participants’ relationship not only to their own work but also to that of others. The idea of getting to know the model and, to a certain degree, oneself, will be essential. For photographers must be insightful in order to find a point of view, dispel their doubts, assert their choices and give free rein to their curiosity and creativity.

This exciting course skillfully combines precise shooting and editing sessions with constructive group discussions.

JULIEN MIGNOT
What Julien enjoys most about photography is contrast and the possibility of quenching his boundless curiosity. At night he prowls around the Silencio and the Philharmonie de Paris. During the day he takes pictures backstage at fashion shows, makes portraits of classical and pop musicians (Wagram, Universal, Emi, Naïve) and works at
J'Adore Ce Que Vous Faites!, his studio near the Canal Saint-Martin. He is also curator of the French section of the Amman Photo Festival in Jordan. His pictures have appeared in The New York Times, Libération, Le M du Monde, the late Voxpop, Elle, The New Yorker, Grazia, agnès b.’s gallery and the Paris metro. To relax, he goes home to Auvergne, its volcanoes and its vineyards. 
julienmignot.com

CONTENT:
- Study and analysis of the photographs taken
- Daily shooting outdoor and in studios
- Exercices with artificial lights
- Exercices on images dedicated software (colourimetry, curves, etc.)
- Selections of the photographs taken

BRING:
- A selection of around 30 images attesting to your practice (preferably on paper/format of your choice)
- Your camera, charger and cables
- 2 or 3 memory cards
- A Mac-compatible hard drive or your computer if you wish

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
- Number of participants: 6 to 12
- Begins: 10:00 a.m. on Monday
- Ends: 6:30 p.m. on friday
- Location: historic center near the Arles arena

GOALS:
- Learn the various steps involved in creating a photo portrait
- Develop a point of view based on a selection of photographs with coherency

TEACHING METHOD
- Taught by an instructor and an assistant

EQUIPMENT
- Mac computers
-A photo library (app. 500 references)
- Various kinds of lighting systems, studio accessories, tripod, etc.

EVALUATION
- Private end-of-course interview and evaluation
- The instructor continuously evaluates the personal series
- Oral end-of-course evaluation

FORMALISATION AT THE END OF THE COURSE
- End-of-course certificate